I have terrible eye sight, horrible. But unfortunately for me it wasn’t discovered until I was in 8th grade. So I believe that I lived 14 years of my life with bad eyes, that continued to get worse with every year.
So like a dog, my other senses had to increase to make up for my terrible eyes. Which resulted in this: I have the best sense of smell ever. It sounds weird but I am completely serious. I’m one sniff away from being an exhibit at your local fair.
Now having a good sense of smell has its pros and cons, more cons than pros. I can smell urine from a mile away. So imagine how thrilled I am when Luke doesn’t flush the toilet after he empties his bladder. It makes me want to hurl, it’s like somebody put urine inside of my nose.
Why am I telling you this?
Well it seems my sense of smell is getting better (or worse however you want to look at it). I smell EVERYTHING around me, are you using a sharpie within a block of my office? I will smell it while sitting at my desk.
Now the sense of smell doesn't bother me so much, what bothers me is that the more my sense of smell increases the more my body starts rejecting the smells.
What does that mean?
Well, I first noticed it while using household cleaners, I would use them and then I would start feeling itchy, like I was having an allergic reaction.
Then I was all excited because I was going to start selling candle warmers called Scentsy. Well I bought my first scentsy candle warmer and every time I used it I get all itchy on my head and back and then my nose started running and my throat started itching and got all scratchy and my head started hurting.
THEN, the other day I was sitting in my office at work and I started feeling really nauseous and my WHOLE BODY starting itching and my head was pounding and my eyes were watering. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. And then I smelled it. A co-worked of mine was using a candle, And my body was rejecting it!
Has anybody else had a similar experience to smells? This is getting very annoying; I would like to be able to use cleaning products or candles without my body going in to freak out mode.